A group of Scientists from the University of East Anglia were able to use the main psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis to target breast cancer cells. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main ingredient and the amazing properties it retains are anti-cancer properties. To complete this study mice were induced with samples of human breast cancer to encourage tumors. Once the tumors were detected in the mice, the THC was used to target the tumors with results showing a decrease in tumor size.
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This was one of my favorite blog posts to present to you! I am intrigued with the new research surrounding ways to fight cancer and will enlighten you each time I found something new on this topic. I hope that one day scientists have the technology and research to do exactly what no one ever thought was possible, cure cancer!
To read the full article and how the doctor mentions that patients "should not be tempted to self-medicate" (lol) click here: How cannabis compound could slow tumor growth